Niseko Now daily snow and weather - Tuesday 25th February 2020

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ARCHIVE REPORT: Posted at 8:28am on Tuesday 25th February 2020
Current weather conditions
Observed fresh snowfall AT BASE
weather condition
Blue sky, sun, some cloud
Base temp:
-4°C

Top temp:
-8°C
Precipitation Wind Visibility
precipitation condition
None
wind condition
Light NW
visibility condition
Very good
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Tuesday 25th February 2020, 8:28am
6cm
Monday 24th February 2020, 8:24am 19cm
Sunday 23rd February 2020, 8:30am 7cm
Saturday 22nd February 2020, 8:31am 0cm
Friday 21st February 2020, 8:31am 5cm
Thursday 20th February 2020, 8:31am 11cm
Wednesday 19th February 2020, 8:43am 5cm
Last 7 reports (total): 53cm
Last 14 reports (total): 71cm
Current month (February 2020) total: 140cm
2019/2020 season so far total: 656cm

Archive report: Posted at 8:28am on Tuesday 25th February 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Good morning from Niseko.

Some lovely snow to play in yesterday morning. Some lift disruption during the day and so I reckon there should still be some nice conditions this morning; helped along with the additional snow... I measure 6cm from overnight down here at base, likely more on the mountain.

The sun is out and lots of blue sky at the start of the day today. All lifts should be moving as scheduled.

There's not a whole lot of snowfall on the forecast for the week ahead. Rather, quite a bit of sunshine. But it should be remaining pretty cold which is good to see.

So if you want fresh, this morning is highly recommended.

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I'll say this kind of quietly as it has not been officially announced yet (though with permission!):

You can now register and login to SnowJapan using your Facebook and Google login. Once you have an account - which is of course totally free - you can upload photos, write resort reviews and do some other non-public stuff like create a list of your fave ski resorts etc.

Here's the link if you are interested:

SnowJapan sign up and login

Many times people write in to thank SnowJapan for the service and ask what they can do in return for enjoying using the site.

I humbly suggest that if you have visited Niseko... or any other Japanese ski resort... that you share your experiences on the site by uploading some photos and maybe writing a review.

Of course, in the spirit of this website, strictly no promotional-style stuff is allowed.

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Niseko Avalanche Report

Mountain Base: -4°, 5cm new snow in last 12hrs. Moiwa 800m: N 350deg 4.4m/s, -6.0°. Annupuri 1100m: W 285deg 3.0m/s, no temp data. Yu no Sawa 1000m: N 360deg 3.0m/s, -8.7°. Niseko Village 900m: NW 328deg 2.6m/s, -7.8°. Hirafu 1000m :N 343deg 3.9m/s, -8.6°. Hanazono 720m: N 349deg 2.4m/s, -6.0°. Coastal data: Benkei Cape: N 6m/s. Kamui Cape NNE 3m/s, 1021hPa, wave 0.7m.

The wind has dropped from yesterday afternoon and the mountains and seas are calm. There has been some minor snow drift development on SE slopes above 800m. From test and observation there is no obvious avalanche risk. All gates are expected to be open after preparations are made.

Open steep slopes like Kozan no Sawa sidewall, under Osawa wind lip and Higashi One are high risk.

There are cracks hidden by the last few days snowfall at elevations below 600m. Ride slopes 1 by 1 and it is strongly recommended that you have avalanche gear. Please listen to and follow the patrols advice. Accidents can be prevented. Snow is good, have a good day.

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Ski resort operation information: Tuesday 25th February 2020

Niseko Grand Hirafu

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 300cm
- Base: 135cm

All lifts are normally operating EXCEPT:
- Ace Number 1 pair lift (normally rested)
- King Number 2 quad lift (normally rested)

All courses normally open

Lifts scheduled for late operations:
- Ace Family quad until 8:30pm
- Ace Number 2 Center Four quad until 8:20pm
- Hirafu Gondola until 8:10pm
- Holiday Number 1 pair until 8:30pm

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Niseko HANAZONO Resort

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 213cm
- Base: 133cm

All lifts are normally operating

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Niseko Annupuri

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 180cm
- Base: 110cm

All lifts are normally operating

Lift scheduled for late operations:
- Jumbo Number 1 quad until 8:30pm

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Niseko Village

Official snow depth (reported by resort):
- Peak: 190cm
- Base: 110cm

All lifts normally operating EXCEPT:
- Country Road Chair (normally rested)

Lifts scheduled for late operations:
- Annupuri Village Gondola until 8:00pm
- Village Express until 8:00pm
- Banzai Chair until 8:00pm

Archive report: Posted at 8:28am on Tuesday 25th February 2020
The latest Niseko Now report can be found here

Niseko Now ski lift operation notes:

All resort areas are open - see above

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The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 25th February 2020
This graph shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the 21 Niseko Now reports up until Tuesday 25th February 2020
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Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Recent season comparisons
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 25th February 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports during same period over the last three seasons
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  2019/2020
*as of Tuesday 25th February 2020
2018/2019
Season
2017/2018
Season
25th February 6cm 0cm 8cm
24th February 19cm 3cm 2cm
23rd February 7cm 0cm 17cm
22nd February 0cm 0cm 5cm
21st February 5cm 2cm 13cm
20th February 11cm 1cm 14cm
19th February 5cm 0cm 16cm
Previous 7 days total 53cm 6cm 75cm
Previous 14 days total 71cm 65cm 228cm
November observed snowfall total 85cm 84cm 188cm
December observed snowfall total 207cm 333cm 406cm
January observed snowfall total 224cm 285cm 305cm
February observed snowfall total 140cm 198cm 299cm
March observed snowfall total - 45cm 49cm
April observed snowfall total - 6cm 13cm
May observed snowfall total - 0cm 0cm
Season observed snowfall total 656cm 951cm 1260cm
Niseko Now observed snowfall data (at base): Monthly and annual accumulation
The data displayed is correct up to and including Tuesday 25th February 2020
This table shows the amount of observed snowfall recorded at base in the Niseko Now reports for each month and total season accumulation
(View the latest Niseko Now report here :: View more analysis here)
  October November December January February March April May
2020/2021 season - - - - - - - -
2019/2020 season - 85cm
[85cm]
207cm
[292cm]
224cm
[516cm]
140cm
[656cm]
- - -
2018/2019 season 0cm
[0cm]
84cm
[84cm]
333cm
[417cm]
285cm
[702cm]
198cm
[900cm]
45cm
[945cm]
6cm
[951cm]
0cm
[951cm]
2017/2018 season - 188cm
[188cm]
406cm
[594cm]
305cm
[899cm]
299cm
[1198cm]
49cm
[1247cm]
13cm
[1260cm]
0cm
[1260cm]
2016/2017 season 2cm
[2cm]
110cm
[112cm]
181cm
[293cm]
152cm
[445cm]
160cm
[605cm]
83cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
0cm
[688cm]
2015/2016 season 3cm
[3cm]
61cm
[64cm]
244cm
[308cm]
303cm
[611cm]
266cm
[877cm]
109cm
[986cm]
6cm
[992cm]
0cm
[992cm]
2014/2015 season 0cm
[0cm]
30cm
[30cm]
519cm
[549cm]
257cm
[806cm]
196cm
[1002cm]
139cm
[1141cm]
3cm
[1144cm]
0cm
[1144cm]
2013/2014 season 0cm
[0cm]
123cm
[123cm]
275cm
[398cm]
461cm
[859cm]
178cm
[1037cm]
113cm
[1150cm]
13cm
[1163cm]
0cm
[1163cm]
2012/2013 season 0cm
[0cm]
118cm
[118cm]
418cm
[536cm]
443cm
[979cm]
316cm
[1295cm]
164cm
[1459cm]
32cm
[1491cm]
2cm
[1493cm]
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